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Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion [NOOK Book]

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'We lack any sustained treatment of images of women in Maharashtra. The book will join other region-based studies on women that have already appeared on Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Bengal, ect. to provide a more nuanced understanding of literary images, women's rites and lore, and gender ideology in South Asia.
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Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion

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Overview

'We lack any sustained treatment of images of women in Maharashtra. The book will join other region-based studies on women that have already appeared on Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Bengal, ect. to provide a more nuanced understanding of literary images, women's rites and lore, and gender ideology in South Asia.
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Investigates images of women and femininity in the traditions found in the Marathi language region of India, focusing on images of women in contemporary Marathi literature; women and goddesses in Maharashtrian religion; and images of women in old Marathi literature. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438402499
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 1,016 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Images of Women in Contemporary Marathi Literature
Woman and Goddess in the Poetry of P. S. Rege 9
Male Playwrights and Female Characters: Are Marathi Plays about Men or Women? 25
Language and Power in Images of Indian Women 43
Stri Dalit Sahitya: The New Voice of Women Poets 65
Pt. II Women and Goddesses in Maharashtrian Religion
Sivaji's Mother 97
All the God's Wives 115
Goddess as Sister: The Case of Bhivai 135
In Quest of Saubhagya: The Roles and Goals of Women as Depicted in Marathi Stories of Votive Devotions 147
Sati in the Maratha Country: An Historical Perspective 171
Pt. III Images of Women in Old Marathi Literature
Cakradhar and Women 201
Janabai and Kanhopatra: A Study of Two Women Saints 213
Women Saint-Poets' Conception of Liberation 239
The Concept of Woman in the Poems of Tukaram 253
About the Contributors 267
Index 269
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